• John Locke Update

    Can State Legislators Lower the Cost of College?

    posted October 25, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    High school seniors could apply to any community college, nearly all private colleges, and six of the 10 public universities in North Carolina for free last week (October 15-19) as…
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    The Myth of “Wage Push” Inflation

    posted October 25, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Much of the economic news lately is focusing on the fact that labor is becoming a scarce commodity. Each quarter when labor and job statistics are released, we hear how…
  • John Locke Update

    Minimum Wage Hikes Leave Less-Experienced Workers Behind

    posted October 25, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    The John Locke Foundation’s policy position on the minimum wage concludes with this recommendation: Keep the state minimum wage no higher than the federal minimum wage. Create no greater harm…
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    An Overview of Business Taxes

    posted October 4, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Tax reform is always a work in progress as legislators seek to raise revenue for the government without impeding the economy. Business taxes are particularly tricky, in part because businesses…
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    Practical Compassion Lets Prices Rise During a Crisis

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Why we oppose the state’s anti-“gouging” law enforcing pre-disaster pricing Laws that forbid price increases during extreme events have bad unintended consequences at the very worst of times. Precisely because…
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    Should Out-of-State Companies Collect Sales Tax?

    posted September 27, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Advocates for higher taxes and spending were excited to see a new pool of economic activity from which to siphon money, but Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Revenue (NCDOR) may…

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